Cologne - FC Bayern München have been confirmed Bundesliga champions for a 24th time after second-placed VfL Wolfsburg's 1-0 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday left the Bavarians 15 points clear with just four games left to play.
Monday 27 April
bundesliga.com has all the reaction from the latest round of fixtures in the league of the world champions.
MATCHDAY 30 RESULTS
1. FSV Mainz 05 2-0 FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Hannover 96 1-2 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
VfB Stuttgart 2-2 SC Freiburg
Hamburger SV 3-2 FC Augsburg
1. FC Köln 1-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Bayern München 1-0 Hertha Berlin
SC Paderborn 07 2-2 SV Werder Bremen
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg
Thank you and bis bald !
It's been another thrilling Matchday in the German top flight, with Bayern München clinching their 24th Bundesliga title on Sunday. We'll be back with a new edition of bulletins on Thursday as the Bundesliga gets into gear for Matchday 31!
Bayern gearing up
The newly-crowned Bundesliga champions have kicked off their final training session ahead of tomorrow night's cup clash, with Arjen Robben, Rafinha and Mehdi Benatia all returning from injuries.
Dortmund heading to Bavaria
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, have teamed up to fly off to Munich where they will be facing Bayern in the DFB Cup semi-finals tomorrow night (kick-off: 20:45 CEST / 18:45 GMT), with Mats Hummels doing a good job indeed signing autographs:
FC Bayern star David Alaba has just knocked out this lovely collage:
Stuttgart out on the pitch
VfB have taken to the field in the Baden-Württemberg capital, with the players that featured in Stuttgart's 2-2 draw with Freiburg on Saturday doing running exercises, while the others are training with fitness coach Chima Onyeike, this tweet confirms.
All in a day's work
How should you celebrate winning the Bundesliga title for the first time ever in your debut season? By doing the grocery shopping of course! At least, that was
's reaction. Perhaps he's simply stocking up for a celebration at home...
Bayer Leverkusen are already gearing up for their home encounter with Bayern on Matchday 31, and have issued a provocative challenge to the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions. The tweet below reads:
"Congratulations on winning the title but on Saturday the points are staying here!"
Get well soon!
Gladbach fans may still be basking in the glow of moving up to third after the Foals defeated Wolfsburg yesterday, but the mood may be tempered by the news that defender
will play no further part this season due to a knee injury.
Still just waking up? Why not check out the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel for the goal that rubber-stamped FC Bayern's 24th Bundesliga title triumph and simultaneously secured Gladbach at least a place in next season's UEFA Champions League play-offs...
Many happy returns
would like to wish a very Happy 26th Birthday to the Bender twins: Dortmund midfielder
and his sibling
at Leverkusen. There'll be quite a party if the Yellow-Blacks can oust holders Bayern from the DFB Cup tomorrow night...
Pep Guardiola's personnel problems have been well documented, but it would appear there is at last light at the end of the tunnel. After Bastian Schweinsteiger made a goal-scoring return against Hertha at the weekend for a game which also saw long-term absentee Javi Martinez back on the Bayern bench, it looks like Arjen Robben and Medhi Benatia are about to follow suit...
There were joyous scenes on the streets of Munich last night after Wolfsburg's 1-0 defeat at Gladbach ensured FC Bayern cannot be caught at the top of the standings. The 2014/15 champions themselves have little time to celebrate, though, with a DFB Cup semi-final against Dortmund coming up on Tuesday night. The Bavarians are chasing their third domestic double on the spin, as well as a second treble in three years.
Sunday 26 April
Words of encouragement
Unavailable for selection due to a knee injury sustained against Hamburg last weekend, Jannik Vestergaard is nonetheless cheering his side on from the sidelines.
Translation: "Lets go lads. Grab three points."
TEAM NEWS: SV Werder Bremen
TEAM NEWS: SC Paderborn 07
League leaders having a laugh
FC Bayern are loving life at the top of the table if this promotional video is anything to go by:
Borussia Dortmund's victory over Eintracht Frankfurt yesterday put the BVB players in celebratory mood, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hitting the town after the win took them to within three points of the European qualifying places.
There are still a couple of hours to go until kick-off but the Bremen camp are already in place ahead of their fixture with Paderborn this afternoon.
Plenty to play for
As mentioned earlier, victory for Borussia Mönchengladbach against VfL Wolfsburg would have the knock on effect of FC Bayern München clinching their 24th Bundesliga title, but for the Foals it would also represent a significant step towards clinching the final automatic UEFA Champions League qualification spot.
While SC Paderborn 07 are aiming to climb out of the bottom three with a victory on Sunday, three points for SV Werder Bremen could see Viktor Skripnik's side move within a point of the European qualification spots.
Hey there folks. After yesterday's drama, we've got another day of guaranteed excitement lined up. As well as some pivotal games in the race for promotion in Bundesliga 2, there are two massive match-ups in the top tier. Relegation-threatened SC Paderborn 07 are up first against top-seven hopefuls SV Werder Bremen, before VfL Wolfsburg tackle Borussia Mönchengladbach, needing to win to keep the title race alive. Anything else and FC Bayern will be crowned champions with four games to spare.
Anticipation growing in Munich
FC Bayern München are one win away from retaining their Bundesliga title, providing of course it's Borussia Mönchengladbach win that is.
Saturday 25 April
Pep rings the changes
Perhaps with half an eye on next Tuesday's DFB Cup semi-final at home to Dortmund, this is a much-changed Bayern line-up:
at the Signal Iduna Park to maintain their bd for a European finish. Just look what it means to the supporters:
The afternoon's line-ups:
Check out who's starting for your side this afternoon:
On the ground where he won the Champions League with Chelsea against Bayern back in 2012, Salomon Kalou will be one of Hertha's key weapons against the champions-in-waiting this evening.
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First of five finals
Bottom of the league and in danger of their first ever relegation from the Bundesliga, Hamburg can ill afford to slip up against Augsburg this afternoon.
As Bayern look to wrap up the title this weekend, there is a good omen for them to do at least their part this evening when they face Hertha Berlin...
Local bragging rights are up for grabs between Köln and Leverkusen this afternoon. Bayer 04 won the first derby of the season 5-1 - will we have a repeat today against a Billy Goats team unbeaten at home in 2015?
Morning everyone. On offer today we have a Rhineland derby, Dortmund vs. Frankfurt and FC Bayern vs. Hertha, as well as three other matches. Quite a lot to get excited about, we think you'll agree.
Friday 24 April
Mainz all but safe
The spoils went the way of Mainz 05 in Friday evening's game against Schalke, as Martin Schmidt's team eased to a
thanks to defender Stefan Bell's first ever top-flight brace. The 05ers have now all but guaranteed Bundesliga football for another season, but Schalke are in danger of missing out on European football altogether after a fifth game without a win.
Dortmund's Italian international Ciro Immobile will be looking for his fourth goal of the season when BVB host Frankfurt on Saturday.
Bayern focused for Hertha
Having discovered their fate in the
, Bayern are turning their attentions once again to the visit of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Back on the domestic front, Wolfsburg will likely need to win to stop Bayern becoming champions this weekend, but they will have their numbers severely reduced for a testing trip to Mönchengladbach on Sunday.
Bremen ready for Paderborn test
Werder, seventh in the table, will be looking to beat Paderborn this Sunday to get their Europa League push back on track:
Bayern's route to Berlin plotted
In other news, the draw for the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League has taken place with FC Bayern München learning what their last hurdle to the final in Berlin is. Click here to find out who they will face.
Bad news for Berlin
Up against league leaders FC Bayern München this weekend and looking to throw a spanner in the Bavarians' potential title-winning exploits, Hertha Berlin have been dealt a potential blow with BILD reporting that Dutch winger Roy Beerens could miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.
Wakey, wakey, rise and shine - it's the first day of another jam-packed season-defining Bundesliga Matchday! 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Schalke 04 will be kicking things off on Friday night but there's plenty more on offer this week and
, as ever, will be bringing you all the best from around the web to get you ready for the weekend.
Thursday 23 April
You can read more on Badstuber's latest injury setback here. You have to feel for the lad, don't you?
Anyway, that's it from us for today, but we'll be back on Friday morning with more build-up to Mainz's clash with Schalke and the rest of the weekend's action. See you all then!
Holger Badstuber's injury curse appears to have struck again. The FC Bayern defender requires surgery on a fresh thigh muscle tear and will miss up to four months of action.
Hoffenheim stars take a deserved break after training on Thursday. Markus Gisdol's side face beleaguered Hannover 96 at the HDI Arena on Saturday afternoon...
Skripnik not getting carried away
Skripnik taking Paderborn seriously